The Steve Palmer Band is one of the newest additions to Nashville’s burgeoning rock scene. The band is comprised of Steve Palmer, guitars and vocals; Anthony Setola, MD and Bass; Bryan Ewald, lead guitar; Tony Morra, drums; and Larry Hall on keyboards and B3. While the group came together only recently, its individual members are seasoned veterans—road warriors and studio mavens who have banded together under the SPB nameplate with a common purpose: to not only keep the flame of rock’s golden age in the ’60s and ’70s burning brightly, but to bring it into the 21st century. They do so by way of original songs (all written by singer/guitarist Palmer) that are at once timeless and resonant with the details of contemporary existence, delivered by these skilled, single-minded players with a combination of lock-down tightness and exploratory open-endedness. SPB’s sound has been vibrantly captured on the group’s debut album, Apparition, recorded live off the floor at Nashville’s renowned Blackbird Studios. The album will be released April 20, 2010, on Palmer’s own Arythmia Records through Caroline, EMI’s indie-distribution wing.